Boy drowns at KK Beach during school trip

KOTA KINABALU – A 12-year old student drowned during a school trip near the city.

The boy and his classmates were enjoying outdoor activities on the beach at Kg Bakasan in Karambunai.

The group of students from Sekolah Indonesia Kota Kinabalu arrived at the fire station around 7am, Tuesday morning (June 11, 2010).

He said that “Later the teachers noticed the boy was missing, and at 8.57am called for emergency assistance.”

He said that a search operation located the child’s corpse at 10.25am. This was about 40km away from the shore.

The body was found about 2m under water, and the victim’s death was confirmed by the medical personnel on the scene,” stated Ordine.

He said that the operation was completed at 11.54am, and that the police were given control of the body for further investigation.

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